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Saturday, August 18, 2018

One Last Thing

After a 16-year career as a television reporter, including at WJAR-TV NBC 10, Dyana Koelsch branched out into public relations, forming her own company eight years ago. It now counts local companies with regional and national footprints. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

The speed of information flow demands immediate transparency for business

Dyana Koelsch | DK Communications ownerMuch has changed from those days when print and broadcast journalists were the gatekeepers, the storytellers and almost exclusively...
Since reforming the family-run Parker Construction in 1999, President Glenn A. Parker has emphasized standing out in the residential field, including going so far as to build temporary enclosures around job sites in order to work year-round. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Say yes and build your capabilities and renew your enthusiasm

Glenn A. Parker | Parker Construction Co. presidentOver the last two decades I have had the opportunity to be involved in some monumental and...
After nearly a decade working at different companies, Kelly Mendell decided in 2003 to join MIKEL, a company her father founded that did work with the U.S. Navy, taking it over in 2008. Since then she has more than tripled its workforce. / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Finding purpose focuses the work and the business

Kelly Mendell | MIKEL Inc. presidentWhy are you in business? What do you believe in?The United States has the most technologically capable submarines in...
Dr. John A. Pezzullo is the latest leader in Rhode Island Medical Imaging’s 75 years of existence. But even as technology has changed, those things that remain the same are what keep the enterprise thriving. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Keeping the business patient-focused yields clear success

Dr. John A. Pezzullo | Rhode Island Medical Imaging presidentMy father always told me, “Doctors make lousy businessmen.” It is not hard to...

For more than a century, Goodwin-Bradley has taken the road less traveled, says President Robert Goodwin, the third generation of 
the family-owned business to be in charge of the Providence manufacturer. And it has 
yielded positive results. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

People – the greatest challenge and reward

Robert Goodwin | Goodwin-Bradley Pattern Co. presidentAs the current steward of this 106-year-old family business, I am often asked what has been the most...
After serving as national sales manager for National Marker Co., Michael J. Black bought the manufacturer of safety signs, tags and labels in 2012. And while he has increased innovation and production, he is very happy to invest in his people. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

An engaged, passionate workforce delivers results today and in the future

Michael J. Black | National Marker Co. owner and presidentIf I can point to one reason for the success of National Marker Co., it...
With extensive experience in operations, sales, finance and engineering, as well as mergers and acquisitions both domestically and in the Far East, Edward McMahon has successfully positioned New Bedford-based Epec Engineered Technologies as one of the fastest-growing companies in the electronics industry. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

M&A can bring energy, new ideas to region’s businesses

Edward McMahon | Epec Engineered Technologies CEOAt Epec we’ve been fortunate to grow organically and through acquisition from $4 million to $50 million in...
Known locally as the bridge project manager for the Interstate 195 Iway bridge, Patricia Steere has more than 30 years of engineering experience. In 2010 she founded Steere Engineering and has built it into a multimillion-dollar enterprise. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

To get the most out of your business, tap your workforce’s...

Patricia Steere | Steere Engineering Inc. owner and presidentPeople ask my perspective as a woman CEO and engineer. My response is that my goals...
David Pettey is co-founder of Response Technologies, a winner in the 2016 Rhode Island Business Plan Competition that combines additive manufacturing and innovative material science capabilities to create solutions for the military, aerospace, automotive and tactical markets. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

A new kind of MVP reinvents invention

David Pettey | Response Technologies LLC co-founder and CEOBy many standards, I am considered an “old dog.” Being a product of the U.S. textile...
Keith A. Hovan joined Southcoast Health System Inc. in 2008 as president of subsidiary Southcoast Hospitals Group and moved into the health care system’s top job in 2011. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Advice to CEOs – stay humble

Keith A. Hovan | Southcoast Health System Inc. CEO and presidentMy career in health care management started in a busy hospital emergency department, which...
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